Thursday, June 21, 2012

Day Fourteen - Spacecraft Testing

June 12th

I've been here a full two weeks. It doesn't seem like that long, and I can't wait for my family to arrive in two days. Apparently I didn't take a specific picture for this day, so I'm going to go with the two pictures for RBSP.

In the first picture they are connecting one of the instruments' (EMFISIS) ground power connections for their Comprehensive Performance Test (CPT).

In the second picture they are running the CPT from in the control room. (Okay they might have posed just a little for this picture, but that is real spacecraft telemetry and the test was currently running).